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29 May 2008 @ 12:33 am
Harry's Dilemma - Part 11 of 16 of 'As The Catboy Purrs'  
Title: Harry's Dilemma
Author: byaghro 
Word Count: 394
Pairing: H/D
Rating: PG-ish
Warnings: Flangst-y, sort of. Semi-emo!Harry
Disclaimer: Characters are the property of JK Rowling, et al. This drabble was written for fun, not for profit.
Author's notes: (1) Beta-ed by dysonrules  - My hero for LIFE!
(2) X-posted to harrydraco , hp_creatures  and hp_animagus 
Summary: Harry has a crush... now what?

Start at the beginning - Meow

Sequel to That Thing You Do

Harry shut the door to the loo and leaned against it heavily. His face was hot and he was sure his cheeks were pink. How did Malfoy always manage to get the better of him? He wanted to bang his head in frustration but he didn’t dare for fear the blond would hear it.

He dressed slowly and then slipped his glasses back on. The first time he’d forgotten them had been an honest mistake. However, after seeing how Draco’s gaze tracked him around the room as he searched, Harry started ‘forgetting’ his glasses on purpose.

He had been shocked to discover that he had something of a crush on Draco Malfoy. At first he thought his feelings merely came from the pleasure he usually derived from helping someone in need. Then he spent four hours helping Neville with a potions assignment. Harry hadn’t experienced the first warm fuzzy feeling from that little ordeal, so he knew what he felt toward Malfoy was something different.

He just liked spending time with the prat. And wasn’t that a kick in the bollocks after he’d spent so many years actively hating the Slytherin?

And now, instead of hating the boy, Harry got all hot and bothered stroking his ears. Harry had almost embarrassed himself twice now with the evidence of just how much he enjoyed helping Malfoy.

Of course he had no idea what to do about all of this. If Malfoy were a girl he might try an awkward date request, or possibly even a fumbling snog. Harry had no delusions about how inadequate he was when it came to relationships. His tongue seemed to tie itself in knots when he even considered asking someone out.

The problem was, while most girls tended to let you down easy if they weren’t interested, Harry was sure that Malfoy would laugh himself silly. He’d probably put up posters in the Great Hall and take out a full page ad in the Daily Prophet.

POUF POTTER ASKS OUT MALFOY HEIR

Draco Malfoy gives an exclusive interview about his encounter with the Boy Who Lived. “He was so awkward, it was sad really. His face turned three shades of Gryffindor red. He had to repeat himself four times before I even knew what he was saying…”
Harry gave in to temptation and banged his head on the door.


Next: Transformations
 
 
Current Location: The Couch
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: By Your Side - Tokio Hotel
 
 
Alaanaalaana_fair on May 29th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
Aww... how did I get behind on this?!?! I adore sneaky, Slytherin Harry walking around without his glasses just to make Draco drool. *snuggles him*
Byaghro: Ouran's Honey - With Cake!byaghro on May 31st, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
I have to make Harry sneaky every now & then! *grin*

Edit: Almost forgot your first comment cake! *facepalm*

Edited at 2008-05-31 08:11 am (UTC)
thrnbrookethrnbrooke on May 29th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Awww! Poor Harry!
Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 31st, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
Isn't he just the cutest emo boy ever?? LOL!
hikari_riku on May 29th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Awwwww. Poor, poor Harry! But it's funny that both he AND Draco seem to think the other got the better of them in that situation.

I just finished reading these a moment ago and they're great! can't wait to see where it is headed. ;)
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 31st, 2008 07:46 am (UTC)
YAY! I'm glad you liked that they each thought the other came out better during that exchange. It just seems like something they'd do.

As for where it is headed... heh... I wish I knew too! LOL! Every time I think I have a handle on what is going to happen next the boys derail me and go in another direction! Haha!! ^_^
kawanalekawanale on May 29th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
rolf, this is too funny, poor harry doesn't know what to do, and he gets all hot and bothered stroking draco's ears? hmmm, what would freud or jung say?
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 31st, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
Bahaha!!! I'm certain Freud would say it relates back to his mother somehow. *twitch*

I think bumbling, unsure of himself but trying to fake it Harry is adorable!
Carla!utteramusement on May 29th, 2008 08:49 am (UTC)
ROLF! and yay for sneaky!Harry!!

xD Harry... how can you think that of Draco? Sure, he's done exactly that a million times before, but you're hot now ;D

Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 31st, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
"but you're hot now" -- Hahaha!!!! Yes, yes, that makes all the difference in the world!! LOL!!!
chyldofeternitychyldofeternity on May 29th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
XD oh I reallly can't wait for more!! *bounces around excitedly* I'll do the same thing with you that I do with Dyson! *puts on a cheerleader outfit and bounces around waving pompoms*
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on May 29th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
I think you're getting a little too fond of that cheerleader outfit...

(no subject) - byaghro on May 31st, 2008 07:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - chyldofeternity on May 31st, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dysonrules on June 2nd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - chyldofeternity on May 31st, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - chyldofeternity on May 31st, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
dargeeling on May 29th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
It's great!
Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 31st, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
*grin* Thanks!!
eyes-of-bloodanimelover1988 on May 29th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
oh dear! Harry! Yer gonna get concussed!..... *smirks* but then again maybe Draco could kiss it all better? lol Please update again soon!!
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
Oooh, Draco kissing it better! That sounds fun!! XD
this mundane stuff called life: HP - Harry/Dracowinnett on May 29th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
This is too funny! I love the Prophet excerpt and the ending...

Harry gave in to temptation and banged his head on the door.

Poor Harry!
Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
I must admit, I had a good time coming up with the Prophet thing. Hahaha!! Glad you enjoyed it too! ^_^
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on May 29th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Oh you already know how much I love this. *adores*
Byaghro: Bad Ass Uke!byaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
*BIG UKE HUGS* to my Number One fangirl!!! *adores back*
felaine: ferretHfelaine on May 29th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Another update so soon!
*does the Happy Dance around the computer*

I usually avoid WIPs, having been badly burned a few times, but this is irresistible.
They are so sweet but still IC.
Love Harry deliberately forgetting his glasses, and his reaction to scratching Draco's ears.

Favorite:
"POUF POTTER ASKS OUT MALFOY HEIR

Draco Malfoy gives an exclusive interview about his encounter with the Boy Who Lived. “He was so awkward, it was sad really. His face turned three shades of Gryffindor red. He had to repeat himself four times before I even knew what he was saying…”

Harry gave in to temptation and banged his head on the door"

Gad, I can see it.
Felaine
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:15 am (UTC)
*Happy Dances with you* Woo!!

I'm like you, I've been burned before and I'm wary of many WIPs!! Because of that, I solemnly promise to complete any arc that I start posting! *crosses heart*

I'm glad you feel that they're still IC - I worry about that!! And I'm glad you enjoyed the Prophet article bit, that was fun to write. ^_^

twasadark: Chairman Meowtwasadark on May 29th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Hey Sweetie! Yay that you've been continuing this!! So so cute!!! I'm recording away and will have you all up to date today. :-)
Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:17 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh! It's twasadark! WOO!!! I'm glad you're enjoying my little H/D bit o' silliness! And I can't SQUEE and thank you enough for the podfics!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

I shall put an appropriately giddy "OMG GO LISTEN RIGHT NOW" post soon!! WOOT!!
Ai, aye, eye!: furry bowling pingeminai5 on May 29th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Awww, yay for warm fuzzies!!!!

Well done with them both thinking the other got the best of the other, as someone stated earlier. And that imagined ad is hilarious! Poor Harry, I hope in the end Harry's other head is the one that gets banged...although not into a door....lol.
Byaghro: Puppy!Harrybyaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
I'm so glad I have my own office at work now. That way when I fall over in my chair laughing at things like "I hope in the end Harry's other head is the one that gets banged", I don't have to try and explain myself to my co-workers!!! Bahahahaha!!!! I can't tell you how much that made me giggle! ^_^
(no subject) - geminai5 on June 2nd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
twasadark: Cat with a Hattwasadark on May 29th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Okay, here's the link to the podfics! All caught up for a little while. :-) Can you let dysonrules know when you have a few more up? I'll podfic them at that time.

Also, cybel makes bookmarkable audio files for my podfics as well - they also include cover art. If you know anyone who can do a cover for you cybel can make the audiobook really quickly (when the story is all finished).

Ed because I'm a doofus and forgot to include the link: http://community.livejournal.com/amplificathon/76942.html

Edited at 2008-05-29 08:52 pm (UTC)
Byaghro: Happy Cowbyaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
I have a few more written but they're not posted yet. If the boys will stop dragging the arc in other directions I think it will wrap up soon, but don't quote me on that.

Again, I can't POSSIBLY thank you enough!!! It is so BEYOND COOL to say "Here are the PODFICS... of MY STUFF!!!" Although, listening to them makes me hear all of the horrible writing flaws. *embarrassed* LOL!

An audiobook? With cover art? O.O *is speechless* ... ... WOW. Okay, yea, I'll definitely let you know when it is done & get some sort of coverart to you. .... *still mostly speechless*

You are made of 100% WIN and if you'll link me to a few (thousand) SN fics, I'll prod Zbra to record them for you!! Not that you don't do a FAB job but, you know, BOY VOICE. LOL!


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Byaghro: Catboy!Dracobyaghro on May 31st, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
Five hours? Wow! You have more restraint than I do! I saw Part II of Ch 5 of Blood Bound & it was an immediate click for me! LOL!

YAY for giggles!! I certainly cracked myself up writing it! Haha!!

Funny you should mention snogging! It took quite a lot of bribery but I finally, FINALLY convinced them to kiss! Next installment, I swear!! WOO!!